The living room is a space that shines once the sun goes down and the days grow cooler, built for snuggling up with a book or a loved one. Making your living room extra cozy for fall can be as simple as adding candles, lighting a fire, filling a vase with seasonal leaves, or scattering your sofa with velvet throw pillows in shades of rust, crimson, and mustard. From accessories to lighting to furniture and autumnal paint colors, go ahead and fall for these harvest season-inspired decor ideas that celebrate the best of what the season has to offer.
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Layer on the Texture
Adding soft, warm, fluffy textures is an easy fall living room refresh. This 1906 Echo Park cabin from Leanne Ford Interiors is coziness personified, with its rustic stone fireplace surround, raw wood-clad walls and ceilings, and mix of vintage furnishings. A soft plush Beni Ourain rug and a generous fireside armchair draped with a fuzzy blanket and a fluffy sheepskin amp create a soft perch for nights in.Continue to 2 of 28 below.
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Introduce Amber Glass
A DIY live edge coffee table, a textured pink rug, and a voluptuous light-catching amber vase filled with leaves bring warm autumn vibes to this living room from A Beautiful Mess.Continue to 3 of 28 below.
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Set Up a Listening Corner
When designing your living room, consider all the senses. This living room from Louis Duncan-He Designs is perfect for fall, with its moody walls decorated with floating shelves displaying favorite album covers, and a sound system set up for relaxing evenings spent listening to music instead of streaming reality TV.Continue to 4 of 28 below.
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Add Warm Lighting
In this serene and comfortable living room from interior designer Stefania Skrabak at AHG Interiors, wall sconces emit a warm, inviting amber glow.Continue to 5 of 28 below.
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Opt for A Pumpkin Velvet Couch
A burnt orange velvet sofa with scalloped edges gives this living room from Brexton Cole Interiors some pumpkin-inspired autumn vibes that both celebrate and will outlast the season.Continue to 6 of 28 below.
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Stock Your Bar Cart
When the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, there is all the more reason to set up a living room bar cart like this one from Inspired by Charm. The bottom shelf is stocked with spirits, while the top shelf displays glassware and vintage trophies, one in the guise of a vase holding a bunch of dyed red wheat stalks that are a reminder that it's harvest season. A lit tea candle lets guests know that the bar is open.Continue to 7 of 28 below.
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Stack Your Coffee Table With Books
Come fall, be sure your that your coffee table is stacked with books. Even better if like this living room from Leanne Ford Interiors, there's a wood-burning fireplace nearby.Continue to 8 of 28 below.
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Set Up a Cocktail Tray
Inspired by Charm styled a cocktail tray holding apple cider cocktails, simple taper candles, a jug of fall flowers, and a small decorative pumpkin to turn this leather ottoman into a cocktail table made for two.
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Use Weathered Finishes
A pair of cozy weathered French leather armchairs like those in this relaxed and inviting Pittsburgh living room from Leanne Ford Interiors work in any season, but their high sides and aged patina feels especially right for fall nights.Continue to 10 of 28 below.
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Mix Fall Shades
Rust and mustard accents can work at any time of year, but they resonate particularly in the autumn when the leaves turn. This living room from Chango & Co. mixes artwork with shades of pink and white walls, floors, and ceiling to give the room a fresh modern feel.Continue to 11 of 28 below.
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Clad the Walls with Wood
A wood-paneled living room like this one from Emily Henderson Design has a modern rustic look that looks extra fall ready thanks to extra throw pillows and blankets and a vase of fall leaves. If you don't want to panel a few wall, introducing some rustic wood elements into your space in the form of a stool, coffee table, or large decorative bowl can lend a similar effect.
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Use Natural Elements
This pared down living room from Leanne Ford Interiors has white walls, warm wood and leather accents, and a bunch of dried flowers in a repurposed vase that are a simple ode to fall.Continue to 13 of 28 below.
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Incorporate Rust Tones
One of the easiest fall shades to incorporate into a living room are shades of burnt orange and rust, which add an earthy autumnal note to a NYC highrise living room from interior designer Alvin Wayne.Continue to 14 of 28 below.
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Warm Up the Walls
Warm orange-hued paint on the walls, a comfy cognac leather couch, and colorful art and flowers turn this living room from interior designer Leah Alexander of Beauty Is Abundant into a relaxing place to spend a fall evening.Continue to 15 of 28 below.
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Celebrate Dark Wood
In this fall-ready living room from Leanne Ford Interiors, rustic dark wood on the walls, floors, and ceiling is complemented by a rustic stone fireplace, and a chocolate-colored area rug layered atop the cream-colored rug anchoring the seating area helps to tie the dark and light tones together.Continue to 16 of 28 below.
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Keep It Light
If you live in a summery climate and have an aesthetic to match, swap jewel toned velvets for pale toned pumpkin decorations and sculptural leaves that will nod to fall while preserving your light and bright aesthetic, like this living room from Emily Henderson Design.Continue to 17 of 28 below.
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Set a Tea Table
Small everyday rituals take on extra meaning in fall, when we look to our homes for comfort and reassurance. In this small English living room from Lobster and Swan, a little tea set takes pride of place on a tree stump coffee table during off hours, at the ready for tea time anytime you need a pick-me-up.Continue to 18 of 28 below.
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Use Darker Accent Pillows
You can signal the shift to fall by adding a handful of darker accent pillows to a light-colored sofa without changing the whole room. In this living room designed by Ajai Guyot for Emily Henderson Design, a couple of chocolate-colored throw pillows and a soft cocoa-hued rug help to ground the seating area in a room dominated by shades of white.Continue to 19 of 28 below.
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Stock a Vintage Cabinet With Seasonal Decor
In this living room from Inspired by Charm, a vintage glass-front cabinet serves as a vignette for all things fall, from the stacked blankets to the amber glass and pumpkin figurines.Continue to 20 of 28 below.
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Restyle Your Built-Ins
Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona styled her built-in living room bookcase for fall by gathering and grouping earth-toned books in beiges and browns, adding in some art, seasonal greens, and gold accents for good measure.Continue to 21 of 28 below.
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Spin the Color Wheel
This blue and white living room from Thistlewood Farms might be decked out in the colors of a Greek island, but come fall it gets a vibe shift thanks a vase of orange flowers and a bright orange pumpkin that offer contrast and announce the season.Continue to 22 of 28 below.
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Build a Stealth Game Table
To while away those cool fall evenings without turning on the TV, why not keep a stylish chess set on the coffee table, or take inspiration from blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona, who built a hidden DIY pull-out gaming and puzzle table for her living room that makes it easy to pull out, and hide the clutter until next time.Continue to 23 of 28 below.
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Create a Cozy Reading Corner
Make your reading corner cozy for fall by adding a throw pillow and extra blanket in fall colors and making sure there's space for a mug and reading material on the side table, like this set-up from Emily Henderson Design.Continue to 24 of 28 below.
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Bring the Outdoors In
Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona filled a trio of vases with gold accents with crimson autumn leaves, a simple, inexpensive, earth-friendly nod to the season that brings some of the outdoors inside.Continue to 25 of 28 below.
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Drape a Ladder with Seasonal Blankets
If you need a place to store all those extra blankets you'll be reaching for come fall, try leaning a decorative ladder against the wall. In this downstairs living room from interior designers Emily Henderson and Priscilla Frost, extra seasonal blankets draped over an arched wood ladder encourage snuggling up by the roaring fire.Continue to 26 of 28 below.
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Prioritize Earthy Tones
Using earthy tones and natural materials will create a relaxing vibe, like this living room from Lobster and Swan.Continue to 27 of 28 below.
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Repurpose a Vintage Trunk
In this Spanish Revival living room from interior designer Tyler Karu, a rocking chair by the fire beckons on cold fall evenings, and a repurposed vintage trunk doubles as a coffee table and a place to store extra blankets.Continue to 28 of 28 below.
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Light Some Candles
In this living room designed by Ryann Miller for Emily Henderson Design, a caramel leather sofa feels warm and autumnal surrounded by dark teal walls and accessorized with throw pillows in shades of rust and green. Simple pale orange taper candles on the coffee table and in a wall-mounted sconce add soft lighting that feels nostalgic and is perfect for fall.